Camino de Santiago

Let It Go.....

Let It Go…..

As we flew to Germany on Sunday I was reading a blog from a guy who had walked the Camino and he described going to the pilgrim office in St. Jean Pied de Port (SJPdP) to register for the start of the Camino and how it didn’t quite transpire as he imagined it would. Rather […]

Excited and Apprehensive

Excited and Apprehensive

Tools of the trade! Guide book, pilgrim passport which we will get stamped along the way as proof of our journey and the scallop shell, a sign of the Camino and a pilgrim’s badge down through the ages. It is almost 1:30am and I’m too excited to sleep. We are in Stuttgart for a couple […]

Why?

Why?

As I have mentioned to people that we are undertaking this adventure, the most frequent response, after an oft time puzzled look is; ‘Why?’ And my answer has been ‘I’m not quite sure’.  I first heard about the Camino from a German friend who had undertaken the journey some dozen years ago and I was […]

Camino Lite!

Camino Lite!

Some of you may know that at the start of April we decided to undertake a week long “go, no go” trial Camino in Germany. We set out from Rothenburg ob der Tauber and over the course of the next 8 days we walked 140km/92 miles to Esslingen. The idea was to test ourselves and […]

T minus 12 and Counting - Camino de Santiago here we come

T minus 12 and Counting – Camino de Santiago here we come

On May 19 hubby and I will begin our long awaited Camino de Santiago, from St. Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostella in North Western Spain, just the small matter of an 800km/500 mile walk along an ancient pilgrim route, called the Camino Frances. For the last weeks and months we […]